History Creator / DavidLetterman

6th Jan '16 10:38:33 PM Doug86
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* ComicBooks: Bizarrely, Letterman was in an issue of ''Comicbook/TheAvengers'' in 1984. A parody version of Letterman ("David Endochrine") was murdered (along with his audience) by SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker in FrankMiller's ''ComicBook/TheDarkKnightReturns''.
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* ComicBooks: Bizarrely, Letterman was in an issue of ''Comicbook/TheAvengers'' in 1984. A parody version of Letterman ("David Endochrine") was murdered (along with his audience) by SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker in FrankMiller's Creator/FrankMiller's ''ComicBook/TheDarkKnightReturns''.
29th Nov '15 11:28:50 PM bombadil211
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He dropped random things off roofs, he blew random things up on-air, he staged impromptu audience competitions (in addition to showcasing Stupid Pet, and Human, Tricks), he used "viewer mail" segments as an excuse to break into various non sequitur-style sketches, he did stunts in a variety of ridiculous suits (made of velcro, tortilla chips, etc.), and essentially offered a biting parody of the [[HorribleHollywood Hollywood machine]] from the perspective of a Midwestern "everyman" who somehow found himself [[OnlySaneMan trapped inside the establishment]] at the height of its decadence.
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He dropped random things off roofs, he blew random things up on-air, he staged impromptu audience competitions (in addition to showcasing Stupid Pet, and Human, Tricks), he used "viewer mail" segments as an excuse to break into various non sequitur-style sketches, he once did an entire episode with mannequin stand-ins and prerecorded audio, he did stunts in a variety of ridiculous suits (made of velcro, tortilla chips, etc.), and essentially offered a biting parody of the [[HorribleHollywood Hollywood machine]] from the perspective of a Midwestern "everyman" who somehow found himself [[OnlySaneMan trapped inside the establishment]] at the height of its decadence.
8th Oct '15 9:54:23 PM Premonition45
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In April 2014, shortly before his 67th birthday, having spent close to half his life doing the show, Letterman announced he would be retiring. A week later, CBS announced his successor would be Creator/StephenColbert, who will begin [[Series/TheLateShowWithStephenColbert his run]] in September 2015. David Letterman taped his 6,028th and final late night program on May 20, 2015.
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In April 2014, shortly before his 67th birthday, having spent close to half his life doing the show, Letterman announced he would be retiring. A week later, CBS announced his successor would be Creator/StephenColbert, who will begin began [[Series/TheLateShowWithStephenColbert his run]] in on September 8, 2015. David Letterman taped his 6,028th and final late night program on May 20, 2015.
28th Sep '15 8:08:41 AM kyeo
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** Constant reference to his unruly hair, often pretending it was actually a wig.
9th Sep '15 12:22:16 PM dknights411
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In April 2014, shortly before his 67th birthday, having spent close to half his life doing the show, Letterman announced he would be retiring. A week later, CBS announced his successor would be Creator/StephenColbert, who will begin his run in September 2015. David Letterman taped his 6,028th and final late night program on May 20, 2015.
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In April 2014, shortly before his 67th birthday, having spent close to half his life doing the show, Letterman announced he would be retiring. A week later, CBS announced his successor would be Creator/StephenColbert, who will begin [[Series/TheLateShowWithStephenColbert his run run]] in September 2015. David Letterman taped his 6,028th and final late night program on May 20, 2015.
20th Jul '15 5:30:02 PM Ezclee4050
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* EarlyBirdCameo: His network television debut was [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UU-PDAQWcXg as a pit reporter]] at the Indianapolis 500 in 1971.
1st Jun '15 10:48:08 PM Mdumas43073
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** Calvert DeForest's memorable bit welcoming passengers at the Port Authority Bus Terminal must have given this effect to the confused passengers he met.
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** Calvert DeForest's [=DeForest=]'s memorable bit welcoming passengers at the Port Authority Bus Terminal must have given this effect to the confused passengers he met.
1st Jun '15 10:47:26 PM Mdumas43073
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* CigarChomper: For many years Letterman was known for his love of cigars, although he's apparently given them up.
1st Jun '15 10:44:45 PM Mdumas43073
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'''David Letterman''' (born April 12, 1947) is an American former TalkShow host famous for (re)defining the genre in the post-[[Series/TheTonightShow Johnny Carson]] era. Letterman's shows (''The David Letterman Show'' in 1980, ''Series/LateNight'' from 1982-93, and the ''Late Show'' from 1993-2015) came to be known as examples of the "[[PostModernism Anti-Talk Show]]", a show that is relentlessly [[LampshadeHanging self-aware]] and intent on deconstructing the conventions of the very medium that gives it life.
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'''David Letterman''' (born April 12, 1947) is an American former TalkShow host famous for (re)defining the genre in the post-[[Series/TheTonightShow Johnny Carson]] era. Letterman's shows (''The David Letterman Show'' in 1980, ''Series/LateNight'' from 1982-93, and the ''Late Show'' from 1993-2015) came to be known as examples of the "[[PostModernism Anti-Talk Show]]", a show that is relentlessly [[LampshadeHanging self-aware]] and intent on deconstructing the conventions of the very medium that gives it life.
1st Jun '15 10:44:07 PM Mdumas43073
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'''David Letterman''' (born April 12, 1947) is an American TalkShow host famous for (re)defining the genre in the post-[[Series/TheTonightShow Johnny Carson]] era. Letterman's shows (''The David Letterman Show'' in 1980, ''Series/LateNight'' from 1982-93, and the ''Late Show'' from 1993-2015) came to be known as examples of the "[[PostModernism Anti-Talk Show]]", a show that is relentlessly [[LampshadeHanging self-aware]] and intent on deconstructing the conventions of the very medium that gives it life.
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'''David Letterman''' (born April 12, 1947) is an American former TalkShow host famous for (re)defining the genre in the post-[[Series/TheTonightShow Johnny Carson]] era. Letterman's shows (''The David Letterman Show'' in 1980, ''Series/LateNight'' from 1982-93, and the ''Late Show'' from 1993-2015) came to be known as examples of the "[[PostModernism Anti-Talk Show]]", a show that is relentlessly [[LampshadeHanging self-aware]] and intent on deconstructing the conventions of the very medium that gives it life.
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